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2004 Spring Southeastern Section Meeting
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida , March 12—13, 2004
Meeting #994

Associate secretary:
John L. Bryant, AMS


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. Special rates for the meeting are available at the properties listed below for the nights of Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12; for those needing a Saturday night stay over, a very limited number of rooms are available, so make your reservations early. Room rates do not include the tax of 10.5%. When making reservations, participants should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society meeting at Florida State University. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details when making your reservation.

DoubleTree Tallahassee, 101 S. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL; 850-224-5000. Standard rooms are \$89/single or double; outstanding downtown location near the state Capitol building; restaurants and lounge on premises and nearby; covered parking (\$2/day); complimentary airport shuttle; located about 1 mile from the meeting site (1/2 mile to campus). Deadline for reservations is February 5, 2004; be sure to check the cancellation policy when you make your reservation.

Holiday Inn Select, 316 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850-222-9555; 850-577-0524 (fax); standard rooms are \$72/single and \$79/double, suites are \$99. Restaurant, lounge, outdoor pool, and exercise room on premises; complimentary airport shuttle service; complimentary parking. Located about .8 mile from the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is February 24; be sure to check the cancellation policy when you make your reservation.

Other hotels near campus (no special rate negotiated or guaranteed):

Radisson, 415 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850-224-6000 or 800-333-3333 (reservations only). Complimentary shuttle service to/from airport; dining room; about 1.2 miles from the meeting site. Rate on Radisson website ( was \$159/night as of 1/21/04; Saturday night not available.

Ramada Limited University Centre, 1308 W. Brevard St., Tallahassee, FL 32304, 850-224-7116. Offers complimentary continental breakfast; Denny's Restaurant is next door. Across from campus, about ½ mile to the meeting site. Rate on Ramada website ( was \$43/night as of 1/21/04.

Tallahassee Days Inn University Center, 1350 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304, 850-222-3219. Complimentary coffee/pastry in the morning. Across from campus, about ½ mile to the meeting site. Rate on Days Inn website ( was \$54/night as of 1/21/04.

Cabot Lodge Tallahassee/North Monroe, 2735 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303; 850-386-8880 or fax 850-386-4254; about \$95/single or double (discounted on weekends); located just a few miles from campus; deluxe complimentary continental breakfast and complimentary evening cocktail hour; see

Food Service

Information on local dining will be available at the registration desk.

Local Information

Excellent local and campus maps can be found by following the links at (campus map around meeting site (Rovetta Business Building) showing parking), (downtown Tallahassee showing places of interest), (broader area around Tallahassee), and (full campus map).

The URL of the Florida State University Department of Mathematics is

Other Activities

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services. The AMS Book Sale will operate during the same hours as registration.

AMS Editorial Activity: An acquisitions editor from the AMS Book Program will be present to speak with prospective authors. If you have a book project that you would like to discuss with the AMS, please stop by the book exhibit.

Registration and Meeting Information

All Special Sessions and contributed paper sessions will take place in the Rovetta Business Building on the Florida State University campus. Plenary lectures will take place in Moore Auditorium, across the green from Rovetta. N.B.: The rear of Rovetta faces the street/parking; the entrance is on the opposite side of the building; enter from the green.

Registration will take place in the Weichelt Lounge in Rovetta on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Registration fees are \$40 for AMS or CMS members; \$60 for nonmembers; and \$5 for students/unemployed/emeritus, payable on site by cash, check, or credit card.


Parking in student spaces (white spaces) is permitted for free during spring break (check the map links above which show available parking lots); large parking areas are across West Tennessee St. near DeGraff Hall. Parking in faculty/staff spaces (red spaces) is by permit only on Friday; free on Saturday. There is various white and red parking along Palmetto Drive, the access road to Rovetta from West Tennessee St. Any places marked "Visitor Parking" are free both days.

If you park in a red space on Friday, please come to the registration area to pick up a parking permit, which then must be placed on your car. Parking permits are generously being provided by the Department of Mathematics.

Social Events

All participants are invited to a reception on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., sponsored by the FSU Department of Mathematics. The reception will be held in the courtyard in front of Moore Auditorium.

The FSU Department of Mathematics is also providing pastry on Friday and Saturday mornings. The AMS thanks the department for its hospitality.


By Air: Tallahassee is serviced via air by its regional airport, located approximately five to six miles from the conference hotels. Taxi services are available at the airport; fare is about \$10.

By Car: Interstate access to Tallahassee is via Interstate 10. Exit I-10 at the North Monroe Street Exit (#199) and proceed south on N. Monroe for a couple of miles to Tennessee Street. Take a right at Tennessee and go west for one mile to Dewey Street. Take a left on Dewey and an immediate right on Palmetto. The Rovetta Business Building and Student Union Complex are almost immediately to the left. The Rovetta Business Building is within a mile of the reserved hotels.

Car Rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period March 5­March 20, 2004, beginning at \$35.99/day for a subcompact car at the weekend rate (the weekend rate is available from noon Thursday until Monday at 11:59 p.m.). All rates include unlimited free mileage. Rates do not include state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renter must meet Avis's age, driver, and credit requirements, and return to the same renting location. Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations.


The climate in the Tallahassee area is pleasant in the spring. The normal temperatures for mid-March are highs in the 70s (F) and early morning lows in the 50s (F).